Ann formally started her new role with the Trust on 1 October 2018 as Chair of South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.
With a strong background in finance, Ann’s most recent role was Director General for the Finance, Assurance and Commercial Group at the Ministry of Justice. Ann has over ten years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director and Trustee within the Charity and NHS sector, having been Chair of Trustees for the Alzheimer’s Society and Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chair at St George’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Ann, a Kingston resident and a lifelong supporter of public services, has extensive experience of working at the highest levels of government and brings a wealth of experience across a range of sectors, which will help steer the Trust towards its goal of being a CQC Outstanding organisation.
In 2010 Ann was awarded a CBE for her work with public services.
Professor Andy Kent
Andy was appointed as one of our non-executive directors in August 2012.
Andy is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a joint enterprise between Kingston University and St George's, University of London, that trains nurses, including mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, midwives, other allied health professionals and teachers.
Andy trained in Medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School and then in Psychiatry at St George's, where he subsequently worked as an academic psychiatrist specialising in mental health service delivery and undergraduate medical education.
Andy has worked in every borough served by the Trust, most recently as the Trust's specialist perinatal psychiatrist. He retired from clinical practice in 2016 to focus more on his university leadership role. He has just completed an MBA at the University of Warwick.
Dr Ali Hasan
Dr Ali joined us in May 2015. He trained as a doctor at St George's Hospital Medical School, and practiced medicine in teaching hospitals in London.
He also was involved in research, teaching, and other endeavours during training and clinical practice. He subsequently joined McKinsey & Company, then worked as Regional Medical Director at Bupa, and also undertook independent advisory work and was a board member of Parafricta, a medical products company. He is currently Clinical Operations Director at Vitality Health. He is also Director at the Healthcare Purchasing Alliance, and Chairman at CCSD. In addition to being a physician, Ali is also a Member of the Faculty of Public Health and a Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.
Jean joined us as non-executive director in November 2011, having previously been on a PCT Board.
Jean trained as a social worker and has over 40 years' experience working for local government in housing and social services, including children's and adult's social care. She was a Director of Social Services in both the North West and in London until 2012. Jean then chaired a Local Safeguarding Children Board for five years. Jean is a Trustee of Change, Grow, Live and a Trustee of Open Age.